OT question - sodium cetostearyl sulphate

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/12/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if sodium cetostearyl sulphate contains sulfa?  I have had this rash under my nose and chin for a few months now so I went to the docs and she prescribed me Elidel.  At first it did wonders and my rash disappeared, so per my docs instructions - I stopped the Elidel when the rash went away.  But shortly after I stopped it, my chin and around my lower lip area became extremely red and itchy.  So I started using Elidel again and it is only making it worse.  I'm trying to figure out if the Elidel is the culprit because of the sulphate - if it contains sulfa then I have my answer since I'm highly allergic to anything that has sulfa. 
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   Posted 2/12/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry sulfa drugs and SCS both contain a sulphur mollicule. If you're allergic to sulphur, it could be the culprit here. The sulphur is in different forms, so it's hard to be sure. Why not ask your pharmacist about this? CES is primarily an emollient - a heavy moisturizer - so you might try using a different emollient product.
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/12/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Judy. Ok, I will ask my pharmacist then to see if it can be the culprit. I just want this rash to go away! grr
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quincy
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes too much moisture can be the problem...did he say what exactly it is?

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*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
No, she just took a quick peek at it and said to use the Elidel or 1% Hydrocortisone cream but didn't say what it was. I have a history of getting these pimples that get infected and painful - boils maybe (I get them on my classic T zone of my face randomly or mostly on my back)? I'm not sure what they are really, but when I started using the Elidel I broke out in one on my chin so maybe the moisturizer in Elidel is too much for me. Plus this rash is sort of round and near my left lower lip but super itchy. I think I'm going to stick to using my Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer for a bit and see if that helps.
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quincy
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   Posted 2/12/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...the cetaphil moisturiser might be too much as well...it has macadamia nut oil (or some such) in it...not good for the face or possible allergies.

What make-up do you use Sherry...as well as what toner, etc?
 
Sounds like hormonal related acne.....you could try Spectro gel ... there's one for "problem" skin.,
 
q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't used the Elidel for 24 hours now and the redness is lessening so it must've of been the Elidel that was aggravating my skin. I just find it odd that it worked great before and then all of a sudden my skin decided that it didn't like it anymore. My body is so confused I tell you!

I normally don't use any sort of foundation or compact on my face because of my weird skin reactions. I mostly just wear eye make up and a little blush. I was never really big on foundation anyway, don't like the way it feels on my skin. But before, my washing regimine consisted of normal soap with Oil of Olay face lotion. Since I had this reaction, I now use either Cetaphil or Eucerin face wash and Olay face lotion just on my cheeks and neck (not in my Tzone).

What is Spectro gel? I've never heard of that.
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jujub
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, sounds like the Elidel was like Remicade. When you stopped using it, your body was busy building antibodies, and when you started using it again, you had a reaction. You have to be exposed to something in order for your body to develop that reaction.

My skin is difficult too. It's very fair and sensitive, and I can't use anything with an oil or fat base on it. I started using the Bare Minerals products a few months ago, and they work really well. Normal foundation feels heavy and chalks up on me, and I really have to use something to even out the tone on my face.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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